Squire’s Castle, Willoughby Hills

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Oberlin Arboretum

Posts have been few and far between the last few months because I need some new spots to shoot. I can’t keep posting Rose Garden flowers, and Lighthouse sunsets, Settlers’ Watch  carvings, and backyard stuff. The weather has been more conducive to shooting on my days off now, and I needed to find a new spot. I’d seen the arboretum pop up on the map a few times, and I put it on the to-do list.

Some landmarks and objects just scream “HDR me!!” when I look at them.

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There are paths that meander around the reservoir, and branch off in different directions. The sounds of nature are really enjoyable. Nature biting and buzzing your ears? Not so much.

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Covered Bridge HDRs

I pass this bridge on my way to and from work. I’ve been wanting to shoot it for a looooong time now. I was out that way on May 3, and knew from the time I left the house that I was stopping by. This bridge has been screaming “HDR Me!!!” and I got my chance. I tried a couple different settings on Photoshop. Other photogs like really “overprocessing” the shot, bringing out a ton of color and making it look not-so realistic. I’m kinda weird in that I like going for the most realistic shot I can get. The last one was a “preset” favored by one of the designers of the program. So, I tried that one .

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